The state Supreme Court has announced that it will not lift its temporary order blocking the execution of Rickey Dale Newman.. at least for the time being. Newman was to have been put to death Tuesday night, but the high court says that won`t happen. Newman says he wants to be executed for the 2001 slaying of a woman at a transient camp near Fort Smith. The Supreme Court says it needs time to consider a new claim that Newman is mentally retarded and should not be executed. The court also will decide whether Newman`s aunt, Becky Moore, can intervene on his behalf. The court ordered sides to submit written arguments and says its temporary stay order will continue until it renders a decision. Newman was convicted of killing 46 year old Marie Cholette and admitted his guilt. The state Correction Department made initial preparations for the execution but did not move Newman to a quiet room or take his last meal order. He remains on death row at the maximum security unit at Varner.